Welcome Back From The Principal!

Welcome Back Swanson Admirals!

It’s hard to believe that the summer is nearing to a close! We hope that your summer vacation was filled with adventure and fun. While you have been away, we have been planning the start of another school year and await your arrival.

We are excited to welcome the following new staff to our Admiral ranks:

Breanna Ellis, 6th Grade Seahawks, Science

Malia Rivera, 8th Grade Clippers, Math

Courtney Hines, 7th Grade Orcas, Special Education

Elizabeth Oaks, 8th Grade Schooners, Special Education

Melissa Dyer, 8th Grade Galleons, World Geography

Thomas Gill, 6th Grade Sailors, Special Education

Caroline Monek, 6th Grade Sailors, English

Josie Walker, Choral Music

Yvan Gelbard, 6th Grade Sailors, Science

Lindsey Schultz, 8th Grade Galleons, Science

Vicki Taylor, .5 Dual Identified HILT

Kristy Perry, Life Skills Assistant

Randy Lott, Instructional Assistant

Maria Cabrera, Lunch attendant

Leroy Ross, Evening Custodian


Swanson Middle School is an awesome community of learners! We pride ourselves in upholding our motto of Scholarship~Service~Spirit. If you are new to middle school, don’t worry, you’re an Admiral now and we are here to help! If you are a returning student, we are looking forward to you supporting our new students and contributing to our culture of being a Swanson Admiral.

Here are some other staff here to support your middle school experience:

Administrative Team Members:

Reneé Harber, Principal

Laura Porter, Assistant Principal, 6th Grade Administrator

Tony Hall, Assistant Principal, 7th Grade Administrator

Eric Underhill, Assistant Principal, 8th Grade Administrator

Rana Luthra, Director of Counseling

Trevor Holland, Activities Coordinator

Counseling Team Members:

Rana Luthra, Director of Counseling

Laura Goodwyn – Sailors and Mariners – 6th grade

Melissa Ortiz- Navigators and Seahawks- 6th grade

Mohammad Zishhan- Narwhals and Manatees-7th grade

Michelle Wilkes- Orcas-7th grade; Galleons and Caravels- 8th grade

Christine Reardon- Clipppers and Schooners- 8th grade

New Student Orientation, August 30th

We would like to welcome our rising 6th graders and 7th and 8th graders new to Swanson! 6th grade students and their parents will meet in STAR classrooms at 11:00 AM. 7th and 8th graders will meet in the Library. The PTA will sponsor a light reception on the front lawn at Noon.For your convenience, our PE Team will sell PE uniforms from 12-1 PM after the orientation. Check payments are only being accepted during this time to better expedite the checkout process. PE uniform order forms will be available through STAR teachers during orientation and in 1st Day packets.

Vaccination Records

Parents, please ensure your student’s shot records are updated and reflect their TDAP vaccination. Rising sixth graders must have a Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccination before the start of school. Students still needing this vaccination, may receive it in the Swanson Clinic from 10 AM until 12 Noon on August 30th. If you have proof of insurance, please bring with you at that time.

We look forward to seeing you!